Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.
The afflicted children suffered weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs, sometimes after a respiratory illness. The paralysis had not subsided after more than half a year and spinal scans show damage similar to polio.
A San Jose homeowner is suspected of killing a burglar overnight in East San Jose in what police believe is a case of self-defense, but many of the details are still a mystery.
While the identity of the person who purchased one of two Mega Millions lottery winning tickets is a mystery, lottery officials say big prize winners often delay coming forward until after getting advice.
A mystery do-gooder who has been leaving large, generous tips at eateries and bars throughout the country stopped by at least two San Francisco restaurants in the past two months.
A brief statement released Wednesday from the internet giant puts an end to weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, the San Francisco Bay project and another off Portland, Maine.
Natalie Wood’s death certificate has been changed to reflect some of the uncertainties and lingering questions surrounding the actress’ drowning…
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has decided to change Natalie Wood’s cause of death from accidental drowning to “undetermined.”
Two young children were hospitalized Sunday after ingesting an unknown liquid at a home in Brentwood, a police lieutenant said Tuesday.